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New DNA From A Neanderthal Bone Reveals Evidence Of A Lost Tribe Of Humans
Business Insider - Science Alert ^ | 7-5-2017 | Mike McRae, ScienceAlert

Posted on 07/05/2017 10:18:36 AM PDT by blam

A femur discovered in a cave in southwestern Germany has provided researchers with firm evidence that a small population of humans left Africa and then vanished, long before the big migration that saw humans populate the globe.

Signs of this mysterious early migration remained in the DNA of the Neanderthal who left the leg bone behind, revealing not only a previous tryst between the two hominin populations, but a sign that Neanderthals were far more diverse than we thought

A team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Tübingen in Germany used the DNA from the femur's mitochondria to determine its relationship with other Neanderthals and modern humans.

Neanderthal and human history is a little complicated. So stick with us.

Neanderthals and humans are regarded as close cousins, either under the same species of Homo sapiens or a closely related species Homo neanderthalis.

Mitochondria — our cells batteries — contain a set of genes separate from the DNA bunched up inside our nucleus. Since mitochondrial DNA mutates in a fairly predictable, conserved fashion, we can measure and map its mutations to get a good idea of when two populations last shared them.

Differences between our mitochondrial genes suggest we last shared a common ancestor a little over 400,000 years ago, though previous studies on nuclear DNA had estimated a split as far back as nearly 800,000 years ago.

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An exhibit shows the life of a neanderthal family in a cave in the new Neanderthal Museum in the northern town of Krapina

(Notice how depictions of Neanderthals are becoming less and less ugly/brutish)

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: denisovans; humans; neanderthals; tribe
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1 posted on 07/05/2017 10:18:37 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Senator Elizabeth Warren is claiming that she’s part “this lost tribe”. ;-)


2 posted on 07/05/2017 10:21:26 AM PDT by House Atreides (Send BOTH Hillary & Bill to prison.)
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To: blam

Omg, they have found the legendary “Fagawi tribe” it is said that five thousand years ago or even more this naturally migratory tribe became lost and in trying to find their way developed a chant by which they are now known by all who have tried to find them.

That chant is “Where the fagawi”


3 posted on 07/05/2017 10:25:11 AM PDT by billyboy15
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To: blam

Human Rule of Thumb: “XXXX were far more YYYY than we thought”


4 posted on 07/05/2017 10:25:25 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: billyboy15

They are not lost, they are known as democrats today.


5 posted on 07/05/2017 10:25:53 AM PDT by bar sin·is·ter
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To: blam

The consensus is in!
The science is settled!


6 posted on 07/05/2017 10:26:10 AM PDT by IWontSubmit (2)
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To: blam
Neanderthals and humans are regarded as close cousins

Kissin' cousins.

7 posted on 07/05/2017 10:28:45 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: blam

Now THAT was laugh-out funny!!!


8 posted on 07/05/2017 10:32:28 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: bar sinĀ·isĀ·ter

They are not lost, they are known as democrats today.


Now, that was “laugh-out” funny!


9 posted on 07/05/2017 10:33:46 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: MUDDOG

Most Europeans and Asians have 2-4% of genes that are strictly from Neanderthals. Sub Saharan Africans have 0%.


10 posted on 07/05/2017 10:33:51 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: bar sinĀ·isĀ·ter

It says tribe of Humans.


11 posted on 07/05/2017 10:34:51 AM PDT by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: blam

And all the women looked like Raquel Welch...


12 posted on 07/05/2017 10:36:59 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: House Atreides
Senator Elizabeth Warren is claiming that she’s part “this lost tribe”. ;-)

I understand she may have a little endian in her.

13 posted on 07/05/2017 10:39:42 AM PDT by C210N
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To: Vaquero

Are those genes from Neanderthals or conserved from a common ancestor?


14 posted on 07/05/2017 10:41:47 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: Vaquero

I like my Neanderthal ancestry!


15 posted on 07/05/2017 10:46:16 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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"Most Europeans and Asians have 2-4% of genes that are strictly from Neanderthals. Sub Saharan Africans have 0%."

Most Pacific Islanders and Australians have 2-3% Denisovian but few others do.

Tibetans got their 'high-altitude' gene from the Denisovans. No-one can figure out why the Denisovans even needed that gene.


16 posted on 07/05/2017 10:51:28 AM PDT by blam
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Moo’s ancestors?


17 posted on 07/05/2017 10:55:33 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: billyboy15

F Troop is alive and well in that they have always assisted in the finding of the Fugawi Tribe.


18 posted on 07/05/2017 10:56:59 AM PDT by dirtymac
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The family unit bears a lot of similarities to many of our new anchors on the Fake News Networks as well as many of the liberal talking heads. and to be honest many of the women also.

Got to love Fox News for beautifying the news hours.


19 posted on 07/05/2017 10:59:58 AM PDT by dirtymac
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To: trebb
like this? :-)


20 posted on 07/05/2017 11:01:56 AM PDT by SteveH
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